The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce completed the renovation of its new office space located in the Gateway of Amelia Complex in late 2017.
Once a traditional office, the Chamber’s space was ultimately transformed into a collaborative environment, with a vision of being “open, bright and high-tech.” The new office provides collective and individual work spaces, state-of-the-art secure technology, expanded meeting space, video-conferencing and an array of services and programs that are be open to area businesses, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
“The updated facility will send the message, ‘Nassau County is a regional leader in technology, business services and a vital conduit for collaborations,” says Chamber President Regina Duncan. “This is as much about the Chamber’s 'front door' image as it is about modernizing the facility."
At the heart of the office transformation is the addition of the Chamber’s Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC), a space where small business owners, freelancers or home-based professionals can come to work or conduct meetings. Chamber representatives said BRIC is unique because it combines a fully operational office setting and state-of-the-art technology for modern day conferencing capabilities, with Chamber resources such as mentoring, educational programming, data and research, referrals and networking. The center is open to anyone in the community, as well as visitors to the island.
Use of BRIC’s lounge and co-working space is included with Chamber membership, and the use of reserved meeting and private office space is minimal. Tools such as copying services, scanning, faxing, charging stations and office supplies, as well as coffee, tea and snacks, are also available.